I purchased this for my brother who loves carpentry, but hadn't got a lathe. He recently became 65 and bought himself a lathe to celebrate so I bought him this book to help him understand how it worked etc. The book is very educational with clear explanations of what to do and what not to do with a lathe. Would recommend to anyone - good for a beginner or an expert.
I have done wood turning off and on over several years, but am not an expert: this book gives you instruction and insight into many useful aspects of woodturning with techniques and projects to work on yourself. A good book to have if you are a beginner or more experienced, but still learning.